Ophthalmology Staff Nurse

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£24,907 to £30,615 a year Per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Full Time
Job summary

Staff Nurse: Windsor Suite Ward 8

Hours per week: 37.5

Job Type: Fixed term (Maternity cover)

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career as a registered nurse within a speciality that is rapidly expanding. We require an enthusiastic and motivated staff nurse to join our team so we can provide an excellent service to our patients. Ideally you will have some experience of work within an ophthalmic setting and be proactive towards developing your ophthalmic skills, however if you are newly qualified nurse or do not have experience within this area we will provide you with a full teaching package to support your development.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be an enthusiastic professional, with the passion and drive to provide the highest quality ophthalmic care to their patients. We work very closely with our medical team and all health care professionals and this is a fantastic opportunity for a nurse who is dynamic, friendly and thrives to provide an excellent standard of care

The role will include being responsible for assessing, planning and implementing specialist care and advice and will involve working in the day surgery unit and pre-operative assessment.

Applicants must be well organised with a proven ability to multitask, be professional and have an approachable manner. Applicants should be able to use their own judgement to resolve issues and have a tactful, sensitive approach to managing often challenging situations.

For further details/informal visits contact:

If you are interested in the post and would like further information or an informal visit please telephone Ward Manager Alta Batangan or Sister Tracy Smith on 01493 452008 or email alta.batangan@jpaget.nhs.uk.

About us

You can expect a warm welcome at James Paget University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming.

The department is actively committed to looking at ways to improve the patient and staff experience, ensuring we create an environment where patients feel safe, cared for and confident in the treatment they receive, and our staff feel valued, listened to and supported.

We value individuals and encourage you to get the most out of your personal development and career, which in turn supports the hospital in delivering high quality health care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will have the following responsibilities:
  • Assessment of care needs and the development implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.
  • Ensure that agreed standards of nursing practice within the ward/department area are maintained.
  • To ensure that all Trust, Divisional, and Ward/Department Health & Safety Policies are adhered to.
  • To maintain personal contact with patients, other health care disciplines, relatives and visitors.
  • To mentor and support new staff and student nurses.
  • To undertake appropriate enhanced roles, following the necessary training.
  • To ensure safe custody and administration of drugs, in accordance with Trust Policy.

Please go through the the attached Job Description for detailed roles and responsibilities and please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification

Person Specification

Education and qualifications


  • Registered General Nurse with NMC qualification


  • PARE Mentorship, teaching and assessing qualification

Experience and knowledge


  • 2 years nursing experience minimum in an acute hospital setting
  • Experience of working in teams under appropriate supervision as part of the multi-disciplinary team

Skills, abilities and competencies


  • Experience of working autonomously and within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Insight into how to evaluate own strengths and development needs, seeking advice where appropriate
  • Evidence of time management skills and ability to prioritise

Behavioural qualities


  • Courteous and Respectful
  • Kind and Helpful
  • Responsive Communication
  • Effective and Professional



  • Friendly disposition and possess good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of when to seek advice and refer to a registered care professional

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